40 Days of Discipline

40 Days of Discipline: Day 9 – Spiritual Warfare (extra credit Discipline)

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They say getting things done, isn’t always what you know, but who you know.  So how do we fight this spiritual war?  Thankfully, we know our saviour  because It has to be fought by the authority that has been garrisoned in Christ. That means if you don’t know your identity in Christ you’ve lost before you’ve even started, because you have nothing to call upon when you need power in order to get victory.

Jesus Christ has granted Christians authority in heaven. Not our own authority the delegation of his authority which depends on his power.

God has given us a wardrobe of authority, 6 pieces of armor.

Three you never take off, and three you pick up as needed (Ephesians 6v10-17).

So how do I get dressed when it feels like Satan is whipping me?

After the discussion of the armor Paul says in Ephesians 6v18:  praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.

Prayer gives you access to the authority of heaven. Prayer is what dresses you up. If prayer is not a dynamic, vibrant, consistent, encompassing area in your Christian life you’re a nude spiritual saint.

So what’s the significance of prayer?  Prayer is connected to his discussion of spiritual warfare. You can’t get into v18 (praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints) if you don’t remember v10 (Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might)

You can’t benefit from the power of prayer if you’ve missed out on the understanding of the battle.

One thought on “40 Days of Discipline: Day 9 – Spiritual Warfare (extra credit Discipline)

  1. I was speaking with a young person about 29 years old and when I told her that I was going on a visit to Jerusalem we began to talk about all the places in the bible. The conversation somehow moved to the topic of good and evil and she began to recount to me her experiences of demonic oppression that she and her family experienced often. I was amazed since it was like second nature to me that Jesus is my shield and protector all the time. I tried to tell her that there is no one who can deliver and protect us like Jesus. Friends we have to pray for our young people of this nation for I firmly believe that the enemy has been extremely busy in certain communities hence the escalation of brutal and cold blooded crimes. May The Lord watch over us and help us to intervene when and wherever necessary in bringing the gospel of salvation to young souls.

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